The objective of the project is to conduct research into the potential improvements to flight safety that can be achieved by providing the pilot with a complete predictive situation awareness during the climb, en-route and approach phases. (The taxi phases are covered in a separate project: ISAWARE-G). The ISAWARE-A project is aimed at defining a human-machine interface which merges data from the following safety systems: Airborne Collision Avoidance System (ACAS)* / Ground Collision Avoidance System (GCAS) or Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS), / Weather and winds hear radar, / Flight Plan from the Flight Management System (FMS), / Up-linked messages from the Aeronautical Telecommunications Network (ATN).
The system will be enhanced by the following additional functions: Prioritisation of the alerts according to their ask level / Handling of contradictory alerts, for example when ACAS and GCAS simultaneously issue alerts which would require different recovery maneuvers The key focus of the project will be the development of a ground-based demonstrator rig which will be interfaced to an aircraft night simulator. This rig will be used for evaluation of the concepts by a representative range of pilots and other interested parties1t is expected that the technologies developed during the project will form the basis of new products for use in existing and future aircraft and will strengthen the competitiveness of European industry in a technological are a currently dominated by a small number of United States manufacturers. BE97-4081
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
GU14 6YU Farnborough
1059 CM Amsterdam
2780 920 Oeiras